Story by Spc. Tyler Morford. … As Soldiers from the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade, Homewood Illinois, and the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, gain experience at Fort Custer Training Center during a validation and evaluation exercise, a controlled network called the ION, utilized more than 15 miles away, designed to simulate current and future…

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The TRADOC G-2’s new publication, The Operational Environment (2021-2030): Great Power Competition, Crisis, and Conflict complements previous publications exploring the Operational Environment (OE), expanding the Army’s understanding of Competition, Crisis, and Conflict with our Pacing Threats (Russia and China) in the decade ahead. These adversaries are now engaged in a race to compete with the United States globally. This Competition has extended to the two areas where the Army has enjoyed its historical advantages: in the ability to fight the way we wish to fight and in human capital. Our Pacing Threats’ challenge to the Army is more than a multi-domain challenge on the battlefield; it is also a challenge across doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy (DOTMLPF-P). View the document below.

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